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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

#37 of 216 Tours in Charleston
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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This was our first trip to Charleston and so we needed basic history. This was good and basic but also way beyond - really really interesting - Tommy Dew knows it all! This is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Falls Church, Virginia

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first trip to Charleston and so we needed basic history. This was good and basic but also way beyond - really really interesting - Tommy Dew knows it all! This is the real deal!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in the Charleston area (Mt. Pleasant) for 11 years. I had some guests from out of town and decided to take this tour with them. Tommy is an amazing tour guide who takes his job seriously. He is incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. I learned so much from him! He really makes the history come alive and helped... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't call this a walking tour as much as a walking history tour. Tommy was very informed, and filled in the holes that we had. Of course, this was all from his perspective, but it was interesting and entertaining at all times.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about the history of Charleston in a fun and lively way and loved listening to his perspective. I have been on a lot of local walking tours and I consider Tommy's to be one of the best. Next time in town I will be take this tour again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hour and a half to two hour walking tour of the historic area was quite simply perfect! Tommy has a wealth of knowledge that he shares in a way that is not overwhelming. It's easy to see he has been doing this for a while. He is clear, loud enough, direct with where to stand, stops often enough for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group of 9 friends joined one of Tommy's group tours on a Saturday. Tommy knows everything about Charleston and Southern history. He was ready to answer any questions. He also ran into at least 7 or 8 people he knew around town, and each time he shared a fascinating anecdote about their connection to Charleston history. Can't say enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four comedians from New York City fell in love with Tommy Dew and his tour. We would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone. He has such a deep knowledge for Charleston and how U.S. history has shaped it into the town it is today. It is money and time well spent.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour! But who doesn't? We three couples from Florida learned more in two hours than we had in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Mr. Dews, bravo. And everyone else in the world, TAKE THIS TOUR!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My husband and I don't usually do large tours of the city, preferring to explore on our own. Our B&B host suggested we take this tour on the first day we were in the city and offered to book it for us the day we arrived. I'm glad that we took her up on the offer. The tour was 90... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best tours I have ever been on, notwithstanding that I have toured Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo, Washington DC, and numerous other cities throughout the world. What makes Tommy's tour so worthwhile is that he provides a reasoned but very different perspective on the causes of the Civil War from what is taught in American classrooms. The... More 

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